Prepare your garden for winter Green tomato and chilli chutney Japanese garden adventure
Prepare your garden for winter

Prepare your garden for winter

Winter is coming and autumn is the perfect time to start preparing your garden for winter weather. Your garden doesn’t need to be dull and colourless just because the weather… Read more »

Green tomato and chilli chutney

Green tomato and chilli chutney

Do you have a glut of green tomatoes? Then why not have a go at this simple recipe and make a delicious Green tomato and chilli chutney that will go perfect… Read more »

Japanese garden adventure

Japanese garden adventure

We have all seen Japanese gardens in the UK, haven’t we? They were all the rage back in the early 90′s! But, have you seen the other way around, an… Read more »

Raspberry surprise!

Raspberry surprise!

I’m very pleased with this pair of Raspberry ‘Ruby Beauty’™ plants that found their way to my desk today.  I wasn’t expecting them so it was a lovely surprise! This… Read more »

Chilli Pepper Weekend – 27th/28th September

Chilli Pepper Weekend – 27th/28th September

There is no question that there has been a steep rise in numbers of those growing chilli peppers. As cooking programmes dominate our TV screens, chilli competitions are on the… Read more »

Top 5 daffodils ready for planting now

Top 5 daffodils ready for planting now

Daffodils growing in masses are a delightful sight and, with colours ranging from white, yellow and pink, there’s a daffodil for every garden. Plant them in pots or grow them… Read more »

How to plant an easy fill hanging basket for winter

How to plant an easy fill hanging basket for winter

Sometimes our gardens can be slightly depressing and dull in winter, but why should our gardens suffer? You can create beautiful hanging basket displays for your garden this winter in… Read more »

Buddleja – the new patio plant?

Buddleja – the new patio plant?

Purple Leaf Blackthorn shares her Suffolk garden, on a rural windswept site, with chatty cats, free-range chickens and ducks as well as a rich local fauna of birds, rabbits, rats,… Read more »

Edible Flowers – useful in any garden

Edible Flowers – useful in any garden

Edible flowers can make a useful and delightful addition to any garden – whether big, small and practical or pretty – they can help boost any garden in question. Edible… Read more »

Amaranthus – the jungle plant

Amaranthus – the jungle plant

Love lies Bleeding originates in Jamaica, where it is also eaten.  I might throw some leaves into a green risotto and see what happens.  What it has done for me though… Read more »